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Woman Stands Trial for Fatal Construction Zone Traffic Accident

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A 33-year-old woman from Oklahoma is on trial this week for causing an Oklahoma Construction Accident that killed two workers last year. Tulsa World reports that the incident occurred on June 9, 2011, at around 8:15 a.m. along Brookdale Drive in Oklahoma City.

The woman was driving a sport utility vehicle when she came upon a cement truck blocking the street inside a construction zone. A worker instructed her that she could not go around the cement truck at that time. Witnesses say the woman then drove her vehicle over a curb in the road and through two residents’ yards. She then struck the worker pouring concrete at the construction site. Rather than staying at the scene of the accident and offering assistance to the injured victim, she fled the scene, running a stop sign in the process.

The worker suffered several injuries and was taken to a local hospital for further examination. Meanwhile, the driver of the vehicle was arrested at a nearby residence on charges of reckless driving and leaving the scene of an injury accident.

The Oklahoma City Personal Injury Lawyers with J. Colbert Injury Lawyers recognize the dangers that construction workers, especially those working along roads and highways, face each day and they may be able to help if you have been injured in an accident at a job site through no fault of your own.